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Bicyclist airlifted after Boxford accident

BOXFORD – A man riding a bicycle was flown to a Boston hospital after being hit by a car late yesterday afternoon.

Police did not have a confirmed identity of the bicyclist yesterday evening and did not release the name of the driver, who was a man in his late teens or early 20s.

Around 5:45 p.m. yesterday, a silver Toyota Camry hit the bicyclist on Topsfield Road at Boxford Common. The bicyclist was immediately flown by MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Boxford police Lt. James Riter said the car was going west on Topsfield Road and was turning left onto Main Street when the sun temporarily blinded the driver. The bicyclist was heading east on Topsfield Road.

“As soon as his vision cleared, the cyclist was there,” Riter said. “A witness saw the incident and said she saw no improper operation.”

Main Street at the common was closed for about an hour while the bicyclist was transported to the nearby landing pad and the Toyota and the bicycle were towed away.

The car had significant windshield damage on the passenger side and a dent in the hood.

Source:  salemnews.com